Medically reviewed by Dr. Rabeya Afroz Shomi
What is elder care at home?
In-home elder care, also known as homecare, is nonmedical care provided in the client’s home. It includes custodial care for elderly people and assistance with activities of daily living such as eating, bathing and providing medication reminders.
Who are they & what they do for you?
Homecare workers are professionally trained caregivers who provide companionship and are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for the person receiving care. Professional caregivers are available to provide assistance that allows many elderly adults to remain at home — from one afternoon per week or 12 hours & 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What Are the Different In-Home Care Options?
There are different types of in-home care to accommodate elderly adults with different needs. In-home caregivers, also known as personal care assistants, come to the home to help with activities daily living, such as light housekeeping, grocery shopping, meal preparation, medication reminders, and grooming. Some provide help with personal care for toileting and bathing. In-home caregivers generally do not provide medical care.
What Kinds of In-Home Care Options Are Available?
Elder in-home care agencies are responsible for hiring and paying caregivers, including providing training, screening, and supervision of individual caregivers. By contrast, an in-home care registry is a referral service that will match you with a caregiver who is an independent contractor.
Independent in-home caregivers are not hired through an agency, and are not listed on www.priyojon.care. If you choose to hire an in-home caregiver independently, you will be responsible for screening the worker, setting up a tax withholding system, and may want to consider providing insurance in case the caregiver suffers an injury or accident on the job.